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Climate scientists: Australian uranium mining pollutes Antarctic
Climate scientists: Australian uranium mining pollutes Antarctic

 Antarctica polluted photo: Andrew Mandemaker/Wikimedia Commons Uranium mining in Australia is polluting the Antarctic, about 6,000 ...

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First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges
First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges

A block model of the ultraslow spreading Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic showing two volcanoes with a large segment of mantle exposed on the ...

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Does a Planet Need Plate Tectonics to Develop Life?
Does a Planet Need Plate Tectonics to Develop Life?

Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Plate tectonics may be a phase in the evolution of planets that has implications f...

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Why have so many huge diamonds been found recently?
Why have so many huge diamonds been found recently?

The Lesedi La Rona, a tennis ball-sized gem found in Botswana, The huge rough diamond that went on sale at auction on Wednesday was o...

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Unique Lightning Ridge Black Opal
Unique Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Opal | ‪ # ‎ Geology Formula: SiO2 · nH2O Colour: Colorless, white, various Hardness: 5½ - 6½ Lightning Ridge Black Op...

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Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments
Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments

 The lava-making furnace, viewed from above. Credit: Douglas Levere How do you make your own lava? Dump 10 gallons of basaltic rock int...

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Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber

Enantiornithes wing and skin sections encased in amber, nicknamed "Rose". Credit: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKella...

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Scientists Have Discovered a New State of Matter, Called 'Jahn-teller Metals'
Scientists Have Discovered a New State of Matter, Called 'Jahn-teller Metals'

A magnet levitating above a super-chilled superconductor.sach1tb on Flickr And it could be the key to understanding one of the biggest...

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Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite
Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite

A backscattered electron image of the narrow opal rim surrounding a bright metallic mineral inclusion in meteorite found in Antarctica. ...

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Rust under pressure could explain deep Earth anomalies
Rust under pressure could explain deep Earth anomalies

An artwork depicting the decomposition of FeOOH in lower mantle conditions. The cycle starts from ?-FeOOH (blue dot on the top) to its h...

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Did asteroid crash cause Earth’s rarest structure?
Did asteroid crash cause Earth’s rarest structure?

A lab made quasicrystal. The rarest crystals on Earth: Scientists reveal only two quasicrystals have EVER been found - and they were caus...

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 121.26 carat diamond discovered at Cullinan
121.26 carat diamond discovered at Cullinan

The 121.26-carat white rock is a Type II diamond. (Image courtesy of Petra Diamonds) Petra Diamonds discovered a 121.26-carat rough dia...

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What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?
What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

This is an illustration of ancient Earth's magnetic field compared to the modern magnetic field courtesy of Peter Driscoll. New w...

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